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Old 09-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #1 
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Splitting a 5gal?

My boy, Pongo, has been living in a 5gal for the last couple of months and my other boy, Roy, has been living in what I believe is a 1.5 gal for just as long. Yesterday I got a new Betta, female this time, and I want to move her into that 1.5 gal if I don't get her her permanent tank today.
Would splitting the 5gal still provide enough space for the two males or should I get a whole new tank?

Roy is also prone to Fin rot and gets sick pretty easily and just recovered from a pretty nasty Fin Rot episode. Could that potentially effect Pongo if I split the tank?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:07 PM   #2 
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My boy, Pongo, has been living in a 5gal for the last couple of months and my other boy, Roy, has been living in what I believe is a 1.5 gal for just as long. Yesterday I got a new Betta, female this time, and I want to move her into that 1.5 gal if I don't get her her permanent tank today.
Would splitting the 5gal still provide enough space for the two males or should I get a whole new tank?

Roy is also prone to Fin rot and gets sick pretty easily and just recovered from a pretty nasty Fin Rot episode. Could that potentially effect Pongo if I split the tank?
I divided my 5.5g for two of my boys, and I think they have a good amount of space in there...even with the dividers (I used two) and the filter in between the dividers.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:07 PM   #3 
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I currently have two of my four in a 5 gallon, if you want I can post pics of the set up.

As for the 1.5, I feel like a fish shouldn't be in that for extended periods of time unless it's absolutely necessary or there's no other way around it.

I'd keep it as a hospital tank forwhen your bettas get sick. When they get something that's spreadable, you should separate them so they don't pass it on. But then can return when they're better
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #4 
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If your boy is so prone to finrot I would not suggest splitting the tank. 2.5 gallons is adequate space for a betta from what I've read. I keep my guys in three gallon tanks and they seem to be doing well.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #5 
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Would putting my female into the split 5gal be a better option then?
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